Welcome to Kess Pet & House Sitting

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After years of accepting infrequent requests from friends to take care of their home and pets whilst they were away, I started to provide professional house and pet sitting within the Darwin community in August 2016. Since then I have taken care of over a hundred properties and retained many valuable clients. 

My overall experience has been pretty fascinating and exceptionally good. I have been able to explore our beloved stunning Darwin from top to bottom, live in some exquisite mansions and grand designs, enjoy taking care of amazing and often hilarious pets, and importantly, getting to know and building relationships with many amazing and kind-hearted people over the years.

Often forgotten though are the endless hours of organising my schedule with people, regular meet and greets, travel time, hours of packing, unpacking and cleaning, grappling with unfamiliar electrical items and other quirks and features of the house and/or its pets. Not to mention frequent unexpected surprises, last-minute cancellations or changes to travel schedules, maintenance, or request to go above and beyond.

What is involved when you book me?

Accepting me as your house and pet sitter whilst you are on your leisure or business trip will provide you with peace of mind and a sense of security for your home and furry family. I believe many of you will have specific questions and I am more than happy to answer all of these in our initial meet and greet.

Because every house sit is a unique experience, I, therefore, would like to share some technical insights with you. Whilst looking after a home and pets might sound easy, it is however similar to running a business and a live-in pet care job. As I maintain a high professional standard, please consider that there are many other inconspicuous elements that will take up time and resources, as well as produce inconveniences. 

Kess Pet and House Sitting Service
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Kat Burnes
Kat Burnes
Kess has looked after our 2 cats on at least 3 occasions and we have more booked for this year. The cats enjoy their... time with her and are very well looked after. We always come home to a clean house and happy cats! We would highly recommend Kess as a pet and house sitter! Thank you Kess 😊read more
Janelle Marrington
Janelle Marrington
Kess was great and reliable. We know our animals were really loved and well looked after. We certainly will use her... again and recommend her serviceread more
Teresa Smith
Teresa Smith
An unexpected flight cancellation was not a problem, Kess stayed the extra day providing the best care for our cat... Missy. Missy was well fed and very content, the care Kess takes with her is excellent and this is our 2nd time of using Kess and we would highly recommend her. The house was clean and neat. Thank you so much for taking care of our “baby”. Regards Teresa & Ted😊🙏🏽read more
Shane de Wit
Shane de Wit
Thank you Kess for looking after our house and our puppy, Poppy. Your professional and friendly approach made... everything so easy for our family. Our house and little Poppy were both in perfect condition when we returned. 😁 Thanks also for the Feng Shui tips too. Highly recommended.read more
Jo Shearn
Jo Shearn
Reliable, friendly and did a fab job looking after my temperamental kitty 🙂 definitely recommend!

Some additional information

Additional Professional Services that I offer!

Many clients have taken advantage of the 25% DISCOUNT rate that I offer for a professional Feng Shui Consultation and Simplify & De-Clutter session. This discount offer is valid for 3 Months! Starting with the first day of providing house-sitting services. To take advantage of this offer simply check the relevant boxes in the form below. 
Many clients have taken advantage of the 25% DISCOUNT rate that I offer for a professional Feng Shui Consultation and Simplify & De-Clutter session. This discount offer is valid for 3 Months! Starting with the first day of providing house-sitting services. To take advantage of this offer simply check the relevant boxes in the form below. 

Professional Feng Shui

Having a home filled with positive energy is the essence to living in health, wealth and harmony. Subtle yet simple changes can make a world of difference. 

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Simplify & De-Clutter

Simplifying your life and de-cluttering your work & living spaces increases your productivity and ability to focus, and build personal resilience so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.

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Living Low-Tox with Pets

Our furry family members are invaluable, and like us, they deserve a low-tox lifestyle. Using an organic approach will ensure your pets stay healthy and energised.

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Here you will find a summary of the average time required for a one-week house sitting appointment. 

House sitter tasks and undertakings

We all enjoy living in a home that nurtures our health, wealth and harmony, which is why we make our personal home and space comfortable and practical to our needs. As I am a guest at your house I accept that I might not be able to embrace and enjoy all the comforts that are important to my personal wellbeing.

Moving from house to house means having to adjust to sleeping in different beds regularly. Some bedrooms have no curtains, blinds, air-con, functional windows. Some properties live in active neighbourhoods or on busy streets. In some cases, pets are uncomfortable and active at night due to external disturbances.  All of these aspects can affect personal sleep and Sleep Hygiene.

Other inconveniences might be not having all the kitchen utilities or spices when cooking, cleaning products and deterrents are missing, or cheeky pets helping themselves to my belongings which then sometimes need replacing.

Something that I disapprove of is unexpected guests with keys who let themselves in without prior notice, and properties that cannot be fully secured.

Below you will find a summary of current average fees and charges when choosing a conventional service.

An appreciation is always welcome, especially when you consider the fees and charges for conventional services, as well as that without a house sitter your home will be less secure.

I do not have set rates, as I like to negotiate a fair value exchange with you in person, which will consider your requirements, duration of house-sit and any other special requests.

Blog Post & Free eBook Living Low-Tox with Pets

Years of house-sitting has taught us that many diseases in pets are preventable, given that pet owners live a Low-Tox lifestyle and remove the compounding factors that contribute to inflammation! 

Check out this Blog Post and download the free eBook to learn how you can reduce potential VET costs, prevent diseases and promote wellness in your furry family! 


Arranging a Meet and Greet

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